ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Gainesville Police Department of Gainesville, FL.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, including where available, but not limited to, the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Williams, Veronica L

Mr. Schwencke,

This email confirms receipt of your request for hate crimes from January 1, 2010 - present. This request will take some time to complete. Once the request is complete, I will contact you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Williams, Veronica L

Mr. Schwencke,

Your request for the Gainesville Police Department Hate Crimes from 2010-2016 is complete. The cost for this request is $4.50. Please advise how you will make the payment. We do not take credit cards over the phone, but if you would like to mail in your payment, please make the check payable to: The City of Gainesville. In the memo section of your check: 2010-2016 Hate Crime Reports
Mail the check to: The Gainesville Police Department
Records Division (Attention: Veronica)
545 N.W. 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
Once we receive the payment, I will mail your request to the address you provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank You,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Veronica,

Thanks so much! I can get a check out ASAP. Is there no information for 2017 crimes as well?

Thanks,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Williams, Veronica L

Mr. Schwencke,

For some reason I have not been able to read your email that was sent on 09-06-17. It is reflecting as spam, and our quarantine report has not released it for me to be able to read it. If you can, please contact me by phone regarding your request. I have informed you of the fee and how you can make the payment. I will be out of the office until Monday, September 11th. Hurricane Irma will be coming through our city this weekend. I will try to contact you again on Monday.

Thank You,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Williams, Veronica L

Mr. Schwencke,

I was advised at this time, the Gainesville Police Department has not submitted any reports of Hate Crimes for 2017. You can now send in your payment. Please adhere to my previous email regarding the fee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Ken Schwencke

Thanks. Sending a check now.

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $4.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Gainesville Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Williams, Veronica L

Good Afternoon Mr. Schwencke,

I mailed your request on October 3, 2017 to: MuckRock DEPT MR 42015 411A Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02144-2516. I'm not sure why you have not received it yet, but it has not been returned to us.

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Veronica,

Thanks so much. I did, in fact, receive it. Apologies!

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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